Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you 

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Rollie Burns Funeral Director

Rollie is a life-long resident of Clarion. He attended the Immaculate Conception Grade School, Clarion Area and Clarion-Limestone High Schools and Clarion University. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1994. He then joined the funeral home and became partner with his father. In 1997, he succeeded his father’s business after his father’s retirement. Rollie is a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Knight’s of Columbus, Clarion Fire and Hose Co. 1, Masonic Lodge 277, Clarion County Shrine Club, the Eagles Club, the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 101, Clarion Lion’s Club, and the Clarion VFW. Rollie served as the Clarion County Coroner for eight years. He is also the owner of the R.V. Burns Crematorium, Inc. He resides in Clarion with his wife, Tammy, and three daughters, Amanda, Alissa, and Anna.

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Bob Burns Funeral Director

Bob was born and raised in Clarion. He attended the Immaculate Conception Grade School, Clarion Area High School, and Clarion University. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1961. In 1967, he purchased the building that formerly was the medical office of Dr. WA Ketner and founded the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home. Bob semiretired in 1997 and relocated to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Bob is a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and Moose Lodge 101. He also served as the Clarion County Coroner for 20 years. He resides in Myrtle Beach and works part-time for McMillan-Small Funeral Home.

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Brian Silvis Funeral Director

Brian is originally from Marienville. He graduated from East Forest High School in 2004 and attended Clarion University. In January 2009, Brian graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Brian is a member of the Moose Lodge 101, the Eagles Club, Clarion Fire and Hose Co. 1, and Clarion VFW. He resides in Clarion with is wife, Shana and a daughter, Raegan.

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Alissa Burns

Alissa is from Clarion. She is currently attending Clarion Limestone High School. Upon high school graduation, Alissa plans to attend Clarion University of Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. She plans to be a third generation funeral director. She resides in Clarion.

Rollie Burns

Funeral Director
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Rollie is a life-long resident of Clarion. He attended the Immaculate Conception Grade School, Clarion Area and Clarion-Limestone High Schools and Clarion University. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1994. He then joined the funeral home and became partner with his father. In 1997, he succeeded his father’s business after his father’s retirement. Rollie is a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Knight’s of Columbus, Clarion Fire and Hose Co. 1, Masonic Lodge 277, Clarion County Shrine Club, the Eagles Club, the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 101, Clarion Lion’s Club, and the Clarion VFW. Rollie served as the Clarion County Coroner for eight years. He is also the owner of the R.V. Burns Crematorium, Inc. He resides in Clarion with his wife, Tammy, and three daughters, Amanda, Alissa, and Anna.

Bob Burns

Funeral Director
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Bob was born and raised in Clarion. He attended the Immaculate Conception Grade School, Clarion Area High School, and Clarion University. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1961. In 1967, he purchased the building that formerly was the medical office of Dr. WA Ketner and founded the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home. Bob semiretired in 1997 and relocated to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Bob is a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and Moose Lodge 101. He also served as the Clarion County Coroner for 20 years. He resides in Myrtle Beach and works part-time for McMillan-Small Funeral Home.

Brian Silvis

Funeral Director
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Brian is originally from Marienville. He graduated from East Forest High School in 2004 and attended Clarion University. In January 2009, Brian graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Brian is a member of the Moose Lodge 101, the Eagles Club, Clarion Fire and Hose Co. 1, and Clarion VFW. He resides in Clarion with is wife, Shana and a daughter, Raegan.

Alissa Burns

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Alissa is from Clarion. She is currently attending Clarion Limestone High School. Upon high school graduation, Alissa plans to attend Clarion University of Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. She plans to be a third generation funeral director. She resides in Clarion.